Saturday, February 11, 2012

Delicious and Easy Recipes That Are Good For Everyone, Including Diabetics - Quiche and Sandwiches

Even though we are diabetics, we still enjoy a tasty meal, quick sandwich, etc. And there is no reason why we can't! The three recipes in this article will give you two English Muffin Sandwich options, one without meat, and a very tasty crustless quiche. Easy and tasty; what a great combination. But the best part is that your body, represented in your blood sugar reading, will be okay.

1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tbsp canola oil
1 pkg (10-oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well-drained
2/3 cup finely chopped cooked ham
5 eggs
3 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

In a large skillet saute the onion and mushrooms in the oil. Saute until veggies are tender. Add the spinach and ham to the skillet; cook, stirring, until the excess moisture is evaporated. Allow to cool slightly.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Is There A Herbal Cure For Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases which is fast spreading all over the world specially in countries like USA and India. Once people get diabetes most of them just give up hope and surrender but the fact is with some simple lifestyle changes one can easily live an almost normal life. Here in this article we are going to discuss about some of the causes of diabetes and things a person can adapt in his daily life to combat diabetes and live a healthy and happy life.

Causes And Types of Diabetes

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Type 2 Diabetes - Cutting Out Stress To Help Manage Your Blood Sugar Level

There is no question that stress can be a big health problem for anyone. Whether you suffer from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes or not, the effects of long-term stress on your body are pretty severe. Stress can elevate your heart rate, cause hormone shifts and even affect your blood sugar levels.

As stated by the American Diabetes Association, it's simple to discover whether or not mental stress affects your blood sugar control. When checking your blood sugar level (BSL), write down a score rating your stress level on a scale of 1 to 10. Beside this record your blood sugar reading. After a week or two, a pattern will be seen. If you find a high stress score alongside of a high BSL, and a low stress beside your low BSL, stress may be affecting your blood sugar control

Friday, December 9, 2011

History of Diabetes - 4 Facts About This Diabetes

Diabetes is a complex metabolic disease. This disorder usually involves the inability of the body to produce the right amount of insulin it needs. The history of diabetes is something that many people are wondering about. In order for you to do all the necessary precautionary measures, you need to educate yourself on what the disease is and how you can protect yourself from it.

Historical Facts about Diabetes

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The GLP-1 Agonists: Which Is the Winner?

With the FDA approval of Bydureon in January 2012, there will be three injectable GLP-1 agonists available for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.

The battle of the GLP-1's will shortly be in full swing.

Each of the injectable GLP-1 agonists (Byetta, Victoza and Bydureon) are incretin-based therapies.

Incretins are hormones that are released by the gut in response to a sugar load from a meal.

Once released, the incretins stimulate insulin secretion, reduce glucagon secretion, and slow the transit of food in your gut.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Nightmare That Is Diabetic Neuropathy

Living life as a diabetic is difficult enough. There are so many complications that can develop from a disease that has no known cure and major lifestyle changes have to be made just to cope with the many symptoms associated with the disease on a daily basis. One major risk of not closely following and controlling blood glucose levels is diabetic neuropathy, a potentially debilitating disease that is often developed by those with Type 2 diabetes.

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Type 2 Diabetes - Become An Empowered Diabetic!

When you first found you had Type 2 diabetes, you more than likely experienced a wave of emotions including fear, confusion, concern, and maybe even anger. In spite of this there's a lot you can do to stay healthy and improve your quality of life.

How well you do after your diagnosis is mainly up to you. Type 2 diabetes is a condition you can manage very well by making important lifestyle changes. The first clue is to empower yourself: feeling like you have power over your condition will help you cope with the diagnosis.

These tips are meant to help you feel more empowered about the knowledge you have regarding Type 2 diabetes.

First of all, make sure to learn as much as you can about the disease. The more you know, the more ammunition you have to fight it. Don't just find out you have Type 2 diabetes and then decide your life is over. That's simply not true. There are many treatments and methods available to help you reverse your condition.

When you take over control of your diabetes and do what you can to manage it, you will dramatically change your life. You get to live with Type 2 diabetes 24/7... not your doctor, you. Whether your blood sugar levels are controlled or not, is entirely your responsibility. The final decision for the foods you eat is yours, and yours alone. You are the one in control.

There is a lot of hype surrounding Type 2 simply cannot buy into all of it. It just isn't true you have to be on medication for the rest of your life. Many people have been successful in reversing Type 2 diabetes simply by making major lifestyle modifications. If you have decided you don't want to live the rest of your life with the effects of a potentially fatal disease, then you must be willing to make the changes to turn it around.

One way of empowering yourself is by asking a lot of questions. Ask your doctor, (and any other experts), questions you need answers to in order to improve both your health and your life. Don't be afraid to ask questions because you think they're stupid. Instead, it would be stupid not to ask questions you legitimately have.

You only have one body, you can't trade it in or buy another. Monitoring your progress is the best way to take care of yourself. Your blood sugar is affected by much:

    stress, and

to mention a few

Regular HbA1c checks: As well as self-monitoring your blood sugar, one of the most popular blood tests doctors order for diabetics is the HbA1c or hemoglobin A1c. This is usually carried out at the laboratory. This is one of the best tests to measure how well your blood sugar is doing. A single blood test measures your blood sugar average over the previous 3 months. It's an important test as it takes into account all the hills and valleys of your blood sugar spikes and troughs. Although the American Diabetes Association recommends your HbA1c be 7% or lower, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommends your HbA1c level be lower than 6.5%.

These routine check-ups are important... they're a little like having your car serviced or the oil checked.

Be sure to build a health care team around you. That means you might want to have a nutritionist, personal trainer and other types of medical professionals on your team to help you get better. Don't just go to your endocrinologist or other doctor, find out you have Type 2 diabetes and then decide your life is going to be filled with insulin injections and diabetic medication. Take your power back and make changes that will allow you to overcome the disease.